Shana Lutker

Born in Northport, New York
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

UCLA, School of Art, MFA, Interdisciplinary Studio
Brown University, Providence, RI. BA, Visual Art and Modern Culture and Media
Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design, visiting artist

Shana Lutker is Los Angeles-based artist. Her interdisciplinary work in sculpture, performance, writing, and installation foregrounds an uncanny relationship between memory and history. Drawing on the archives of psychoanalysis and surrealism, Lutker’s work explores the subjectivity that underlies our versions of the past. Solo exhibitions and performance include the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,  Pérez Art Museum Miami, and Vielmetter Los Angeles, and Barbara Seiler Galerie. Lutker’s work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Performa 13, and many US and international venues including the SculptureCenter, Hauser & Wirth, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and Orange County Museum of Art. Her work has been covered in Art in America, Artforum, Artillery, Flsh Art, Frieze, Hyperallergic, Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times, among others. From 2014-2021, Lutker was the Executive Director of Project X Foundation for Art & Criticism, the nonprofit publisher of X-TRA. She also served on the editorial board and as Managing Editor from 2004-2014. She received her MFA from UCLA and BA from Brown University.

Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
To Lean Into, New York
March 05 - April 16, 2022

Solo Exhibitions and Performance

Witch’s Kitchen Archive, Active Cultures, Los Angeles. (web-based)

An Analphabet, Vielmetter Los Angeles, CA. September

Phosphorescents, Pheasants and Unpleasants, performance at Art Catalogues LACMA, Los Angeles, CA.

a.k.a. Public Opinion, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles.
Mutual Admiration Society, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL
SNAFU!, Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich.

The Average Mysterious and the Shirt Off it’s Back, (performance), Hauser Wirth and Schimmel, Los Angeles, CA.
The Sleeping Poet and the Jongleuse, (performance), LAXART presented, at TAIX, Los Angeles, CA.
Shana Lutker: Scenes from Chapter Four, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA.
Obsession Dada: Shana Lutker, “The Nose, the Cane, the Broken Left Arm II,” Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich Switzerland.

Shana Lutker: Le “NEW” Monocle, Chapters 1 – 3, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Paul, the Peacock, the Raven, and the Dove, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.
Paul, Paul, Paul, and Paul, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
The Raven, The Dove, Paul, and the Peacocks, Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.
Project Gallery: Shana Lutker: Again Against, A Foot, A Back, A Wall, Perez Art Museum Miami,  Miami, FL.

Monuments, Frieze Frame project with Barbara Seiler Galerie, Frieze New York.

The Nose, The Cane, The Broken Left Arm, Performa 13 Comission, 80 St. Marks Theater, New York, NY.
The Bearded Gas, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, CA.
The Blowing Nose, Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.

New Research Concerning the Fistfights of the Surrealists, The Center for Ongoing Research and Projects, Columbus OH. Publication.

A. G. L. & X., Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.
Make Knot Meddle, New Positions, Wetterling Gallery, Art Cologne, Germany.

H. Y. S. T. et al., Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, CA.
Hear It Here, SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico.
Reading Seating, Works Sited, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA.

Forever Will a Blockhead Be, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden. Catalogue.

Books, 2005-2008, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL.
The Commiffioners, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, CA.
Combined Faulty Acts, Artists’ Space, New York, NY. Catalogue.

CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA.
The Future of an Illusion, Room Gallery, University of California, Irvine.

Excerpts, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden. Catalogue.